David Griffen – guest blog

David Griffen loves food almost as much as he loves photography. Here’s what happened when we invited one of our favourite food and lifestyle photographers to take over our social media channels during his visit.

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Sunet at Watergate Bay

“I think that photographs of sunsets can be so pastiche – but I could not resist shooting an amazing one at Watergatebay when we enjoyed a weekend there recently.

It’s corny, but I still call Australia home; Watergate Bay has made Cornwall a close second. I fell in love with this place when I first moved to Cornwall 13 years ago and have been producing photography for the hotel for most of the time since.

Lobster Friday at Watergate Bay

Beach deckchairs

Cocktail o'clock in The Living Space

Recently they asked me to be take over their social channels for the weekend, to come with my family and stay for a while, to shoot the place as I saw it. What a treat.

The drive from my studio to the hotel is not long, and takes me straight past the airport – it’s such a great location, so beautiful when you come down the hill and see the bay before you. So I parked the car and hot footed it up the cliff path to shoot a little time lapse and collect my thoughts – which turned out to be mainly about food.

Burger at The Living Space

Lobster Friday at The Living Space

Gin and tonic in The Living Space

The food and atmosphere in the hotel’s Living Space is perfect – it could not be any more laid back, in the sunshine – with the best view in Cornwall.

An amazing sunset in the evening combined with a high tide made for vibrant reflections and increased the drama.

The sea and waves at Watergate Bay

Watergate Bay

Sunny beach at Watergate Bay

After making our own waffles for breakfast in Zacry’s (with the hippest zigzagged floor) we headed to Swim Club for a great splash in the pool with the kids the next day, and the best massage I have had for some time.

Another relaxed feed at The Beach Hut followed by burning it all off whist racing around on the sand.

Relaxed, happy and full to the brim, leaving Watergate Bay is always the hard part.


Zacry's breakfast eggs

Waffles in Zacry's

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